Educational Studies

Designed for students who have an interest in an education-oriented career beyond becoming a licensed teacher. We recognize the importance of education and training as important aspects of so many careers, and provide students with the theoretical background and practical application in order to better understand learners and learning.


Beyond the Classroom

Students who graduate with this major can pursue careers in:

  • Youth work
  • Counseling
  • International teaching
  • Educational publishing
  • Business training
  • Educational policy
  • Lay ministerial work

An educational studies major gives theoretical background to better understand learners and approaches to teaching.

As one of the few colleges to offer this major, students can easily combine it with another major or minor. With an emphasis on collaborating with other areas of study and providing a multitude of electives, this major can be tailored to anyone’s individual goals- including an internship.



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School of Education

From our classroom to yours

BVU is a leader in education graduates, and it’s for a reason. Our classrooms boast SMART Boards, 3D printers, and strategically-placed brand new tables and monitors for group work, providing opportunities for collaborating with student near and far. BVU students are trained with the best equipment to run their own classrooms with confidence.

“We have state of the art tools here and students’ imagination drives their inquiry.”


Students with goals of running a classroom gain hands-on experience outside of the classroom by getting involved at local schools as BV Buddies mentors.

Student MOVE

Student MOVE gets students and their organizations volunteer and moving! They coordinate service programs and events that focus on direct service, education, and reflection.

Boundless Opportunities

Take a peek inside Smith Hall where teachers are teaching to teach. Or, look outside your plane window on the way to South Korea to teach students English. The bounds of educational studies are limitless.

In Demand

BVU grads are in demand. A survey found that 100 percent of Educational Studies majors from the Class of 2018 were either employed or enrolled in graduate or professional school within six months of graduation.

Major in Educational Studies (33 Credit Hours)
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Minor in Educational Studies (21-22 Credit Hours)
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Mrs. Erica Boettcher
Assistant Professor of Special Education
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Dr. Callè Friesen
Associate Professor of Education, Literacy and Early Childhood Education
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Dr. Daniel Strohmyer
Director & Asst. Professor M.Ed. Program
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Dr. Karin Strohmyer
Associate Professor of Education, Special Education
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